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several neighborhoods in a matter of hours. we have live team coverage along with the street closures and changes to mass transit. >> you will see thousands of additional police officers following the pope's every move. this is a live look at the upper east side where the pope is waking up right now. we are your source for everything you need to know. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm shirleen allicot. >> and i'm lori stokes here in lower manhattan, at the 9/11 memorial and museum ahead of the pontiff's arrival about 11:30 this morning. shirleen you said it right, he has a busy day on tap. the pope's first full day in new york will be jam packed in fact. at 8:30 this morning, he will address the u.n. general assembly. at 11:30, he will be here at the 9/11 memorial and museum.
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visit our lady queen of angels school in east harlem. at 5:00 tonight, 10,000 ticketed guests will be in central park for the pope's motorcade. then tonight it ends with mass at madison square garden. there are closures around msg, penn station will remain open for commuters. that is some good news. still expect delays. in the meantime, the pope will cover 54 miles on the ground before he leaves new york heading back to rome and the vatican. today he will cover a lot of that ground. in all, his trip to new york will be minutes, just shy of 40 hours. we have three reports, live reports to bring you on the pope's arrival in new york and his busy day ahead. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live on the upper east side.
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kala rama is live in central park. we start with n.j. burkett outside the u.n. >> reporter: pope francis is expected at the u.n. in over two hours. he will became the fourth pope to take the world stage but francis will boldly go where no pope has gone before. the year was 1965, pope paul the 6th becomes the first vatican leader to address the united nations. it is, he says, the world's greatest hope. 50 years later, a 21st century pope will find his own voice. >> i expect that -- >> reporter: the u.n. ambassador consulted by francis ahead of the speech. >> prime ministers and foreign ministers there. >> reporter: experts say it's
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this pope's deeply personal style, passion for people and compassion for those who suffer that has all the makings of a monumental speech. >> success in fighting climate change or protecting the poor on having intake gram development is -- integral development. there are conflicts of desperation, conflicts of poverty. >> reporter: pope francis is morning. when he gets here, his whole objective will be to make those critical points. live at the united nations, n.j. burkett, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> n.j., you are to right. the long list of activities follow a big second day now here in the united states with a holland tunnel new york city welcome we have for the pope. in a span of 12 hours the 78-
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year-old pope gave a historic speech before congress before heading to new york, flew to j.f.k. where he was greeted by hundreds and then, of course, got into the popemobile, welcomed by thousands on 5th avenue, thousands of cheering people. finally a packed prayer at st. patrick's cathedral. after all that, he he probably is awake. he usually gets up at 4:30 in the morning. he is at the residence of the papal nuncio on the upper east side. look at all the street closures, the grid you can see throughout the area. of course being closed tomorrow morning around this town house that the pope has been spending the night at, eyewitness news reporter dray clark is following continuing our coverage. he is on the east side outside of the residence of the papal nuncio. good morning, dray. >> good morning, lori. security is tight. standing here you realize that
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leaving nothing to chance. they have every block and every base covered around the home of the papal nuncio where pope francis is staying right now. night. pope francis left st. patrick's cathedral with the short trip uptown on 5th avenue to the home of the papal nuncio on east 72nd street. along the way, people lined the streets waving and snapping pictures of the pope's motorcade hoping to catch a glimpse of the pontiff seated in the back of that now famous small black fiat. meanwhile, security outside the 11,000 square food home where the pope is staying is unprecedented. 100 law enforcement and asian -- secret service agents and nypd officers are stationed dozens of vehicles. this is certainly a show of force, the likes of which we have never seen before. back live, you can see a number of police officers situated
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there across the street here. it's hard to see the papal residence where he is staying, the 11,000 square foot town house but certainly the moment he arrived last night, this was considered a frozen security zone meaning everything and everyone in and out of here is checked and rechecked until he leaves the home later on this morning. we have been told he is an early riser. he gets up around 4:30 in the morning and prays for about two hours. about an hour ago we saw six or seven women carrying white shirts that went through security and they were ushered into the home of the papal nuncio. he will be at the u.n. at 8:30. we anticipate he will leave between 7:45 and 8:15. live on the upper east side, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. back to you, ken, lori. >> thank you. >>
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so much as well. that's all from here in lower manhattan. we will have much more coverage and as dray was saying, 8:30 at the u.n. 11:30 here at the 9/11 memorial and museum. back to you, shirleen and ken. >> see you soon, thank you, lori. tens of thousands of people are hoping for just a chance to get a little glimpse of the pope today and thousands will get that opportunity. >> just a little if possible. >> this is a unique perspective of the pope's ride as he made his way up 5th avenue to st. patrick's cathedral greeted by joyful onlookers. kala rama continues our coverage. she is live in central park and that ising willing to be one amazing moment for -- that is going to be one amazing moment for people that get to go out there. >> a chance to see the pope and maybe get blessed by the pope is amazing. this event doesn't start until this evening maybe 5:00 if
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security measures will be going on well before, weeks before and overnight we saw the fence being put in. beyond the fence into the entry gates we have seen several members of the security team handling central park come in, get their marching orders and they have started to fan out through central park which is closed to the public today here. this is the only where you can get in by the columbus circle area that has tents set up and, of course, those will be the security gates where people are checked. 80,000 people filing through today. if you aren't one of the 80,000 people and you want to see the pope, let me show you, hit the map here where the pope will be entering possibly. if you can take a look, he should be entering through 72nd street down central park and over to the security checkpoint there is where people will file in. he will make his way down and eventually switch into the popemobile out of his fiat and
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then exit through 7th avenue and go through time's square likely. time's square could be another spot where you could see his fiat then the motorcade down to madison square garden. earlier this morning, i was here when the security measures for central park were being finished up the fence especially made for this papal visit, 8 feet tall. you cannot climb it or topple it. it's surrounding central park closed to the public. 80,000 people will be allowed inside. avoid the area as heather mentioned all morning long, lots of congestion in this area. st. petersburg is closed from this area to 81st street south here. live outside central park, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. as the pope makes his way around town there will be huge delays. >> 83 blocks of manhattan streets will be closed at one time.
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that is a total of more than 10 miles of road simultaneously. for what you can expect for the morning commute, let's get to heather o'rourke with the commuter alert. we are going to go over once again where the pope is going to be and when, where you can expect closures throughout the day. 8:30 u. 11:30 9/11 memorial then 4:00 p.m. our lady queens of angels school in east harlem. 5:00 p.m. central park. 6:00 p.m. mass at msg. lori said penn station will remain open and that's the way to go. we will get forecast with bill evans. thank you, heather. we have a pretty sunrise. we are at dawn. you can see the action is by the jackie onassis reservoir. temperature around 64 to start the 6:00 hour. 64 around the five boroughs. 63 around staten island. looking at what will be a 72 by noontime. 76 this afternoon with a nice
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northeast 6 to 12 miles per hour. this evening, 6:45 for the papal visit, 75 degrees. a perfect day. possibility of coastal flooding coming up. back to you, ken, shirleen. >> bill, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," tragedy overnight. a 10-year old boy dies after flames rip through his family's home. the breaking details ahead. how do you start the day brighter? make the ride smoother? and finish with a smile? you've got this. you've got t.j.maxx.
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an investigation underway into a deadly fire in brooklyn where a 10-year old boy was killed. fire broke out on a third floor apartment in the pink houses in east new york before 10:00 last night. investigators say the boy's father was able to escape with his siblings but couldn't get back in to rescue the 10-year old asleep at the time. the other children are being checked out at the hospital. time for a check on that accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans is outside the studios on the upper west side. a nice morning. >> gorgeous, light northeast wind that you can feel. clear skies, low humidity. great fall day a little cooler than it was yesterday. here is a look outside across
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you see the lights in the distance. that is over where everything is going on this morning with the pope. beautiful sunrise going on. a gorgeous day in progress. plenty of sun mixed with wind. nice fall day. humidity is on the low side. wind 5 miles per hour. it help get up to 6 to 12 to 14 miles per hour. yesterday's high 82. today the normal high is 72. it will be a little above that. sun up at 6:46. gorgeous sunrise and sunset. autumn in the air. nice breeze out of the northeast. coastal flooding concern because of the northeast wind today and through the weekend. at the time of high tide there could be a problem. no rain sunday. just clouds from the storm to the south. 61 westhampton to the north shore around huntington long island. 52, 53 up the hudson river valley. with a northeast wind coming in, that makes for a nice fall feel. brand-new high pressure is out of canada.
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look at that big area of rain from the virginias and southward. that will stay there and eject out into the atlantic. we will be on the periphery of that. you will see on futurecast just that. clouds from that. letter eventually as that low leaves that may throw a shower back on us which we need desperately. that won't be until monday. today sunshine, 72 by noontime. 76 this afternoon. this evening the temperature drops to about 75 degrees prior to sunset at 6:45. beautiful day, beautiful evening for the pope's visit. nice as we go into the evening hours north and west of the city. at the coast you have a risk, high risk of rip currents. if you are away from the beach, you won't notice anything going on. sunshine, 76. tomorrow 74. a few high clouds sheared off from the low.
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england will guard us. we get clouds off that. beautiful today, 76. tonight 60. 50s in the suburbs. tomorrow sunshine on saturday mixed with clouds, 74. a few degrees cooler. accuweather seven-day forecast, cloudy skies with breaks of sun. a few peeks of sun, 72. a shot of showers monday then maybe wednesday. whatever rain we can get we are thankful for. we are nearly eight inches short of rainfall for this time of year. in the suburbs grab a jacket or sweater. beautiful today. have a great weekend. >> awesome. thank you so much. >> thank you, bill. let's send it over to heather. this is not the day to be driving. >> no, you want to use mass transit. we have the u.n. general assembly going on along with the pope's visit. we will talk about those closures. you can expect closures 48th to
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42nd between 2nd and the fdr. fdr -- they do this every year, northbound the ramp to 42nd is closed down because of police activity. you can expect detours and delays with buses. subways may skip stations, long island railroad extra service after 12:00 p.m. we will check in with lori stokes who is down by the 9/11 memorial. lori? >> reporter: all right, heather. thank you. i want to give you an idea of actually where we are. we are at the world center hotel on washington street on a terrace overlooking the 9/11 memorial museum just outside the view of the world restaurant. a prime location that allows us to sigh the transformation over the years of what has become of ground zero. four years ago, 2011, i was across the street on west
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another building along with anchor bill ritter and had my samsung telephone with me to snap pictures. i want to share those with you right now as we take a look. this is back in 2011 as the pools were still being constructed. you can see the various construction material around even though there were so many people anniversary memorial there. this is one of my favorite with the american flag-draped on one world trade as it was starting to come together. that hallowed ground. out of it resilient new yorkers have bounced back. bill and i were on the anchor desk 2 1/2 weeks ago as we commemorated another sorrow full anniversary of 9/11. so,ing today, when pope francis comes here, he will come up to west street.
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such a difference what he will see today when cardinal dolan meets him and other vatican leaders and they go by the various pools, say a prayer, touch hands, speak with first responders and family victims, the victims of 9/11 then going inside the museum, touring that, that will not be made public when pope francis is in there and then holding a remembrance, a prayer of remembrance, interfaith with those of the and hindu and buddhist and muslims and christians coming together to remember those nearly 3,000 individuals who lost their lives on that tragic day and, of course, culminating with him seeing that bible and the cross that were found amongst the ruins of 9/11. we will continue to stay here in lower manhattan. we will have someone from the museum speak about today's activities and what they are
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in the meantime, back to you, shirleen and ken. >> thank you, lori. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," developing this morning, the death toll soars in the horrific stampede in the holy city of mecca. the latest on the tragedy next. >> pope francis more than 4,000 miles from homes spends the night on the upper east side ahead of his first full day in new york city. more live covera bring us your aching and sleep deprived. bring us those who want to feel well rested. aleve pm.
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this is the final day of the hajj. the saudi king is expressing his grief after a horrific stampede killed several hundred pilgrims at mecca. one wave of pilgrims leaving a holy shrine collided with another on a coming wave of pilgrims for the same shrine. almost 900 people were injured. mayor de blasio and his wife will be among those attending the viewing for carey gabay. he is the aide to governor cuomo killed by a stray bullet before the west indian day parade. the viewing is at brooklyn's church. governor cuomo is expected to attend the private funeral. coming up, we continue live team coverage of pope francis historic trip to the united states where he will be during his first full day in new york
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>> he personifies show. >> my heart was racing. i was excited to see him. >> the pope has already brought so much joy to thousands of people on his historic visit to america and a busy day ahead from the united nations to the 9/11 memorial and museum and the mass at madison square garden. we will be there for it all. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm shirleen allicot. >> i'm lori stokes here in lower manhattan. letter we are waiting for pope francis' visit to the 9/11 memorial and museum.
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this begins his second day here. he landed yesterday about 5:20 at j.f.k. airport then went along with a very full day. at 8:30 the pope will address the united general assembly. at 11:30, he will be here at the 9/11 memorial and museum for a multireligion service. then at 4:00, keeping on his busy schedule. he will visit or lady queen of angel school in east harlem. then tonight at 5:00, 10,000 ticketed guests will be in central park for the pope's motorcade. then tonight it will end with a mass at madison square garden.
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msg, penn station is open for commuters. we saw the pontiff -- this is usually reserved when we see the yankees win or giants on 5th avenue. quite a different scenario on the route as the pope gives the familiar wave to the clouds there making his way to saint patrick's cathedral. he had a moment to speak before a captivating crowd. you can see there mayor de blasio as they were lining 5th avenue greeting the crowd. this is before vespers, an everything prayer service and governor cuomo shaking his hand along with cardinal dolan. cell phones everywhere. you can see them making their
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before the vespers and changed into another attire for that particular service that they gave. during that time he commended the women of the catholic faith and nuns for the role they played over the years. taking a moment also to acknowledge those that suffered sexual abuse at the hands of others in the religion realm of the catholic institution. back at the 9/11 memorial service, we have various reporters who are across the area giving more of a scenario of what is going on. can we go to n.j. burkett. is he live at the to night nations. this will be the first stop at 8:30. of course dray clark is at the
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now where the pontiff stayed overnight. >> reporter: unprecedent show of force outside the papal nuncio. we have seen a number of people going into the home of the papal nuncio, well dressed people, men and women going inside the home. we can only surmise they will greet the pope this morning and have breakfast with him before he leaves to make that address, that historical address at the assembly. outside you can see this is 72nd street between 5th and madison avenue. the level of security simply speaks for itself. you have more than 100 law enforcement agents here, nypd and secret service agents in place. they have this place covered from end to end, top to bottom employing all tactics and techniques to ensure the safety of pope francis while he is inside the home of the papal nuncio.
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let's take you back to last night when the pope left st. patrick's cathedral to make the trip uptown on 5th avenue. a short trip but along the way, he passed by thousands of people who were excited, anxious to get a glimpse of the pope as he drove by in that small fiat. it was difficult to see the pope because he was surrounded by a number of secret service vehicles. still, nonetheless, for those who had the chance to see him, it was the chance of a lifetime. >> he is a good man. we know from his heart and he is our leader. i'm a catholic. he is the leader of our faith. he has a special connection that he was called like mother teresa in a special way. >> back live here on east 72nd street on the upper east side, they have everything from barricades to bomb-sniffing
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dogs, snipers on the roof and, again, the manpower is enormous out here in the name of keeping pope francis safe here. the closer we get to the time when we expect the pope to leave the residence here the more activity we see. there was roll call a moment ago. this happened in front of me. 200 officers here on the block here going through roll call. they will be deployed here throughout the area making sure is covered. again, as an astounding amount of security. pope francis gets up at 4:30 in hours. we hope to get a glimpse of him around 8:00 this morning when he leaves to make the short trip down to the u.n. to make the address. live on the upper east side, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, dray. as you talk about 200 nypd in that area, there is
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thousands throughout the entire city, particularly at key points where the pontiff will make his way today. you spoke about world leaders for the general assembly at the united nations. that will be the first stop at 8:30. n.j. burkett is joining us live from there. >> reporter: that's right. the flags are up and the lights are coming on at the united nations. when it comes to the global agenda, this is the moment that pope francis is waiting for, landmark speech to the general assembly. the audience assembled will be one of the most powerful and influential ever assembled under one roof. kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers. he will discuss the need for wealthy nations to open their doors. the pope is expected to push the u.n. to do more about poverty and corrupt, abusive
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two of the main forces driving conflict and mass migration around the world. inequality, religious persecution are other things crucial to this pope. world leaders plan to use this general assembly to go beyond similar meetings in the past. >> the 193 members of the united nations are aiming to adopt a new framework of global cooperation, especially around the idea of sustainable development. that means our world economy needs to be safe for the environment and it needs to be fairer as well. >> reporter: this is a much anticipated speech and will be delivered in the pope's native language, which is spanish and simultaneously translated into dozens of other languages. the pope is expected to get a warm reception here.
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burkett, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, n.j. thank you. you say multireligious, multicultural, quite a day in new york. i am here at the 9/11 museum and memorial. i have with me joe daniels, the president and ceo of the september 11th memorial and museum. this is an exciting morning for you. >> it is incredibly historic to have this pope on the first trip to the united states come to one of the most special spots in the country and certainly new york city. >> i know in june when cardinal dolan and the pope talked about the visit, the pope said you tell me where i should be. you tell me the places to see and i will be there. this for new yorkers is not only sacred ground but this is an important spot to be. >> exactly. this is the spot. we remember what this place went through, the towers coming
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transformed into a place of beauty and inspiration. pope francis coming here means so much to those connected with 9/11. >> reporter: different look from when pope benedict xvi was here. none of this. it was more of a blueprint, a concept. >> when pope benedict came it was a construction site. great that he came to pay respects but to have pope francis be at the memorial pools. toll see the names of the 2,983 individuals that died, to go in the museum and be at that rock it is historic. >> reporter: when you think about this multireligious remembrance service, this prayer service, that is so much of what this pope is about, inclusive, bringing everyone, interfaith and realizing that we are really brothers in of this. >> how incredible is it that pope francis will be at ground zero with representatives of
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the world that what units us is stronger than what divides us. historic. he is the perfect messenger for this. >> we appreciate you being with us, joe. >> thank you. >> congratulations on having the pop here. special morning for all of us. we will continue to bring you live coverage. the pope has a busy day. 8:30 the u.n. then 11:30 here at the 9/11 memorial and museum. we will have much more straight ahead. back to shirleen and ken. back to you. >> thank you, lori. see you soon. for what you can expect for the morning commute, let's get over to heather o'rourke with that commuter alert. heather? >> what you can expect is a lot of closures. let's go over the closures we are dealing with on the upper west side of manhattan. those closures between 77th street and 61 traffic tracker between columbus and central park west. the mass in central park begins at 5:00 p.m. the closures last until 7:00 p.m.
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if you got a ticket, you want to use mass transit to get there. let's go to the maps. the buses will be dealing with delays and diversions because of the closures not only on the upper west side but throughout manhattan. another great way to go into manhattan, come into manhattan, utilize the ferry systems. >> look outside this morning, 5 minutes from sunrise. gorgeous as we look across central park to that sunrise. high, thin cirrus clouds. clouds and sun, nice fall day. 64 degrees. a little warmer than normal. 50s up to the north and west. by noontime 72 for the papal mass later on in the park around 75, 76 degrees. beautiful weather today. it's perfect outside. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness
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breaking news in brooklyn. a 10-year old boy was killed in a fire inside his apartment. investigators say the boy was sleeping when the fire broke out in the third floor apartment before 10:00 last night. this happened at the pink houses in east new york. the boy's siblings escaped with
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not able to get the boy to safety. he was found unconscious inside the apartment and pronounced dead. >> well, it's 6:45. one of the biggest events for the pope today his procession through central park. >> we continue with kala rama live in central park. >> a line is forming. people are ushering in with tickets. beyond the fence is the security gate with people with the coveted ticket to get in to central park for this event needs to get in. if you are one of the 80,000 people on your way down here, follow along what is not allowed in the park today. no animals other than service and guide animals. also banned, scooters, blankets. no selfie sticks or umbrellas. on a positive note what you can bring in, especially with
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children, you can bring in water and snacks. a personal camera or a cell phone to take a selfie with the pope and a stroller for your babies and toddlers. we talked to an 11-year-old, francesco from astoria queens. he is out easterly to see the pope. he tells us what he likes specifically about this pope. >> he is like a pope that is really nice. he is not like those people that are -- that they want a million things. he is a simple guy. he is a peacemaker. >> reporter: his mom was the sweetest. she started tearing up thing about the possibility of her son being blessed by the pope. he had flowers. he wants to give those to the pope.
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him is an honor to her and her son. central park is closed to the public today. kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> kala, thank you so much. it's amazing to see how kids are responding to the pope. he is like a rock star to so many kids. >> he is, the way they light up. >> he does love and light up around the kids. >> he really does. you know what is nice? it will be a great day for a pope processional in central park. >> let's find out how great. meteorologist bill evans joins us with the forecast. looking out to long island high thin clouds to keep the sun's effect down.
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index 5 to 6. pressure is way up above normal levels at 30.35. it's great. normal high is 72. we will be at 76. that feels great. sun seats around 6:45. autumn day. it is cooler because of the northeast wind and high pressure coming in. we are watching out for coastal flooding at high tide this weekend at the shores and a cloudy day on sunday. 50s to the north up the hudson river valley, poughkeepsie. 66 belmar. here is the northerly to northeast wind today that shuts off the humidity, makes it feel great and fall like. this weekend clouds over us. it could produce flooding problems at the coastal sections. high clouds off that area of rain. you see the shield of that here. the rain stays south. we get the high clouds that protect us from the sun's rays.
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pretty day today and tomorrow. even as we get to sunday on futurecast, the rain stays to the south. there might be showers once we get to monday. for the papal visit, the mass later on, the pope coming through central park west, it will be fantastic, sunny, breezy 75. high risk of rip currents at the beaches if you go there today through the weekend. autumn the breeze and 76. high slides to the east. this will protect us from the rain. it will stay off until monday. breezy, sunshine, 76. 60 around the five boroughs. tomorrow a great fall day. breezy. a couple of degrees cooler with sun and high clouds. accuweather seven-day forecast, cloudy sunday. a comfy breezy day. a few showers on monday. not much but we will take anything at this point.
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we are looking at 8 inches short of rainfall. a couple of showers possible wednesday. over to heather. >> we had a lot of closures throughout manhattan. course. we will head over here and talk to you about the closures in lower manhattan by the 9/11 memorial and museum. expect those to be in place until 1:00 p.m. this morning. mass transit is the way to go. street cleaning rules are suspended. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," from cheers to tears, the pope's visit he voting a vass -- he voling a vast arrays of stories.
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the pope's historic visit to st. patrick's cathedral contained a personal moving moment for one in the crowd. stephanie was in a wheelchair to the front of the cathedral. pope francis stopped and took a moment to speak to her. she wiped away tears. he blessed her. she said he asked her to pray for him. >> such an amazing. to meet him and be in his presence is such a blessing. >> stephanie said she spoke back to the pope in spanish giving her own blessing. she found out she would be attending the service the day before and had no idea she could interact with pope francis. >> another special moment after the service. this involved slept chef sandra lee. the pope lead prayers at st. patrick's cathedral. lee was at the cathedral with her boyfriend, new york
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governor andrew cuomo. she recently learned she is cancer free. after vespers the pope took both of them aside for a special blessing. >> i am spiritual but not a really religious person. he pulled me out of the audience and gave me a special blessing. huge surprise. huge surprise. so wonderful. >> an aide for governor cuomo said he asked the pope to pray for his father, former governor mario cuomo who died earlier this year. he knew the governor was a
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pope francis is waking up in new york city. >> he has a busy day ahead of him. >> it includes a prayer service. lori stokes is live there right now. good morning, lori. >> good morning, ken, good morning, shirleen. i couldn't help think as you were talking in the last segment, the special moments for so many people, i couldn't help think that there would be special moments at the 9/11 museum as pope francis will have a moment to talk to some of the families of victims and leaders. taking another look yesterday as the pope was going down 5th avenue to saint patrick's cathedral, you can see on both sides of the sidewalk, massive
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i'm sure we will see that again as he wraps up his second day here. reporting from lower manhattan, we will have much more. back to you, shirleen and ken. >> in about an hour, pope francis will be on the move again. >> eyewitness news reporter dray clark is on the upper east side. >> as you can imagine, security is tight outside of the home of the papal nuncio. you can see a number of heavily armed officers as well as secret service vehicles here. there are 200 nypd officers and secret service agents in place to keep the pope safe. we anticipate the pope will be leaving this morning around 8:00 to make his short drive to the u.n. general assembly to make the address. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, all right. one last note on the closures. we have a lot.
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use mass transit. extra service will be on new jersey transit trains and buses. path trains extra service between journal and 33rd and hoboken and 33rd and metro north extra service after 10:00 a.m. detours and bus delays with mta buses. some subways may skip stations. lill railroad extra service after 12:00. utilize mass transit. >> i will be on the 1 and 9 train. >> good for you. >> a look outside. sunshine today. a beautiful weather day for the papal visit, for mass outside. gorgeous. 76 and breezy. perfect day and a beautiful weekend coming up as well. enjoy. have a great weekend. >> we certainly will. thank you, bill. >> that's the news for now. i'm ken rosato. >> i'm shirleen allicot in for
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